Celebrate the Changing Seasons with These Can’t-Miss Gatherings and Community Events

Fall is a beautiful season here in Northern, MN, famous for its display of changing colors. Folks flock to visit our vibrant region as the cool weather settles in, for camping, bonfires, beer, and special events. There are plenty of celebrations throughout this change of seasons, and this post will overview some of our favorites here at Bill Hansen Realty.

Ethnic Fest

Since winter can start at any time here in the Great North, we start celebrating autumn early. This year, Ethnic Fest is September 9th. This event is a celebration of the diverse culture of not only the Leech Lake area, but all of Minnesota! The weekend is overflowing with amazing foods, arts and crafts, and dozens of unique performances. Join us for a weekend full of family fun, amazing music and a rich celebration of our unique culture.

Muskie Tournament

Another popular local activity for the fall is muskie fishing. Muskie’s, Inc. will host its longest-running tournament, The Frank Schneider Memorial Muskie Tournament, this September 8th through the 10th. This event is held across 20+ lakes in the Bemidji/Cass Lake, Walker/Leech Lake area of northern Minnesota. Everyone who registers is entered to win one of several grand prizes, awarded at the end of the weekend.

Harvest Moon Festival

The Moondance Harvest Moon Festival is scheduled for September 16th, 2023. The festival is a huge beer and wine tasting festival, with over 150 craft beers, wines, and spirits to try. There’s also tons of food, entertainment, and activities including yard games, axe throwing, karaoke, music, and dancing. Over 3,000 people attended last year so make your plans early and consider booking a hotel or camping reservation in advance!

Oktoberfest & Fall Fest

Last on the list for this fall are two of our favorite local breweries: Portage Brewing and Rendezvous Brewing. Both have hosted special fall events in the past and we’re looking forward to celebrating with them again this year. Portage Brewing’s Seasons Change Oktoberfest Celebration is set for September 23rd and in the past, they’ve hosted live music and have launched their fall beer releases and food menu. Rendezvous Brewing hosts a Fall Fest that’s scheduled for October 7th this year. Last year they had tons of local food and special beer releases, as well as sales and specials from some favorite local shops! Keep an eye on these two and their social media accounts for information about this year’s celebration, as we head into fall!

The change of the seasons is a special time here in the Walker/Hackensack area. We know that winter is coming, and we are determined to soak up every second we can before that time comes. It’s an especially important moment to celebrate our wonderful region, our local and family businesses, and all that this great community has to offer. We hope to see you doing the same!